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Sue Monk Kidd's first novel "The Secret Life of Bees," a heartwarming coming of age tale set in 1960s South Carolina, a "New York Times "bestseller for more than 125 weeks, and a Good Morning America "Read This" Book Club pick Fans of "The Help"will love Sue Monk Kidd's Southern coming of age tale. "The Secret Life of Bees "was a "New York Times "bestseller for more than 125 weeks, a Good Morning America "Read This" Book Club pick and was made into an award-winning film starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys. Set in South Carolina in 1964, "The Secret Life of Bees" will appeal to fans of Kathryn Stockett's "The Help"and Beth Hoffman's "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt," and tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed.
When Lily's fierce-hearted black "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the town's most vicious racists, Lily decides they should both escape to Tiburon, South Carolina--a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. There they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters who introduce Lily to a mesmerizing world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their household. This is a remarkable story about divine female power and the transforming power of love--a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.
Title: THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
Categories: Fiction - Southern,
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Viking: 2002
ISBN Number: 0670894605
ISBN Number 13: 9780670894604
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 92936
Description: Near Fine Hardcover in Near Fine Dust Jacket. Binding straight and tight; corners and edges sharp. No chips or tears. No marks or writing. First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Scan shows actual copy. ; 6 x 9; 302 pages
Keywords: Southern Fiction Motherless Children,